“City of Dayton Honors UD freshman with Mongolian Day”

2023-02-16 16:38:29


Ulaanbaatar, February 16, 2023 /MONTSAME/.  Dayton Mayor Jeffrey J. Mims honored Dayton Flyers freshman guard Mike Sharavjamts by declaring Friday as Mongolian Day in the city. Mike Sharavjamts, the first Mongolian citizen to play Division I men’s college basketball, has started 20 games this season and appeared in all 25 games.  He averages 5.9 points and leads the team with 79 assists. “He’s been an ambassador for Mongolia in Ohio and even in America,” said Bayarmagnai Baika Puntsag, a consul at the Consulate General of Mongolia in San Francisco. “He’s been very successful. A lot of young people look up to him. It’s been a great journey. We are all cheering for him.” As part of Mongolian Day (February 10), there was an event, sponsored by CareSource, for invited guests from 2-4 p.m, at the Pamela Morris Center in Downtown Dayton. Programming highlighted Mongolian culture.

Erhardt Preitauer, President and CEO of CareSource, provided welcoming remarks.  Batbayar Ulziidelger, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia, followed with the keynote address. Representatives from U.S. Rep. Mike Turner’s office and from Ohio Lt. Governor Jon A. Husted’s office attended the event.